About Us

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What is WCAF?

Do you enjoy the socializing you get from church, but think the information you’ve gotten from church for years doesn’t really make sense?

A lot of us started out just like you, silently questioning the religious myths and ideas the Church fed us throughout our childhood that didn’t always make sense, or seem right or fair.

It’s not your imagination.

Most religious teachings, rituals and dogma just don’t make sense when you really think about them.

Our winter, 2017 billboard on I-70 Business Loop

WCAF member believe it’s far better to arrive at logical conclusions based on verifiable facts than to it is to base conclusions on lore, mythology and sheer faith.

That’s where we come in.

Western Colorado Atheists and Freethinkers is western Colorado’s first and oldest openly secular community and advocacy group.

Our History and Mission:

WCAFlogoFINAL-900pxWestern Colorado Atheists and Freethinkers (WCAF) was created in February, 2007 in Grand Junction, Colorado, to add a long-missing secular voice to the community dialogue in western Colorado. Our goals are:

1) To inform and educate the public in Western Colorado about atheism,

2) To promote atheism through appropriate public and community activities,

3) To actively preserve and promote the wall of separation between church and state, and

4) To promote acceptance of atheism as a valid, rational belief system.

Meet Up with Other Atheists, Agnostics & Freethinkers

WCAF provides western Colorado’s atheists, agnostics, humanists and freethinkers with a way to connect with each other, share information, enjoy social activities, develop new friendships and enjoy freethinking conversation. We are a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit group with the IRS and a registered charity in good standing with the State of Colorado, so all donations to WCAF are tax deductible. To donate, click here.

The public is welcome to attend our meetings to chat, ask questions or just listen in. One thing we guarantee is that when we talk, we WE will make sense, and we will NEVER try to convince you of anything by using lore or mythology, and we will NEVER demand that you believe in something that can’t be proven with verifiable facts.

Meetings

George Carlin once said "I've begun worshipping the Sun for a number of reasons. First of all, unlike some other gods I could mention, I can see the Sun. It's there for me every day. And the things it brings me are quite apparent all the time: heat, light, food, a lovely day. There's no mystery, no one asks for money, I don't have to dress up, and there's no boring pageantry. And interestingly enough, I have found that the prayers I offer to the sun and the prayers I formerly offered to God are all answered at about the same 50-percent rate." (from George Carlin, Brain Droppings)

George Carlin once said “I’ve begun worshipping the Sun for a number of reasons. First of all, unlike some other gods I could mention, I can see the Sun. It’s there for me every day. And the things it brings me are quite apparent all the time: heat, light, food, a lovely day. There’s no mystery, no one asks for money, I don’t have to dress up, and there’s no boring pageantry. And interestingly enough, I have found that the prayers I offer to the sun and the prayers I formerly offered to God are all answered at about the same 50-percent rate.”
(from George Carlin, Brain Droppings)

WCAF meets regularly on the first Sunday of the month at 3:00 p.m. at the Coffee Trader, at 7th and Patterson, in the Board Room.  Everyone is welcome. In the event of a holiday weekend, we may delay the meeting one week, or occasionally we may meet at a different location to mix it up if the coffee bar changes it’s hours or something else unforeseen happens.. Call (970) 216-9842 to confirm meeting dates and times.

Montrose Group

Montrose Freethinkers meets on the first Sunday of the month at 9:30 a.m. at the Montrose Events Center, 648 S. 1st Street, Montrose. Please call Ron at (970) 708-8333 to check on the date, time and location of their meetings prior to attending, or call us to get additional contact information for Montrose Freethinkers.  

Check out our new WCAF Student Brochure for middle school kids: WCAF MS Brochure-D51-Revised2

 


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